Salmon Arm police standoff leads to arrest
Charlotte Helston - Reporter
Salmon Arm RCMP detachment
(CHARLOTTE HELSTON / iNFOnews.ca)
June 12, 2017 - 12:20 PM
SALMON ARM - The focus of a police standoff yesterday in Salmon Arm was a man with outstanding warrants for numerous offences.
The 30-year-old man was wanted on Canada-wide warrants stemming from investigations in Langley, Sgt. Scott West says in a release. The warrants were for uttering threats, assault, unlawfully entering a dwelling, fraudulent use of a credit cards, possession of stolen mail and six firearm-related charges.
The Salmon Arm RCMP learned where the man was hiding out and attended the residence, located in the 1400 block of 16 Street NE, West says. Due to the threat to public and police safety the South East District Emergency Response Team was called in to make the arrest.
“After over two hours of attempting to contact the male in the residence by a trained negotiator failed, the South East District Emergency Response Team entered the residence and the subject male was taken into custody,” West says.
A motorcycle stolen from Penticton was recovered from the residence.
The man is in custody at the Salmon Arm RCMP Detachment awaiting a court appearance. His name has not been released.
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